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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why was a gravedigger subjected to a punishment of twenty-five lashes?
2. Why was New Zealand spared from the destruction that ravaged the rest of the planet?
3. By the time Cottonwood Ranch is visited, how long had William Tallis been dead?
4. Which gravedigger apologizes to Dr. Poole by claiming that burying Dr. Poole was done only for fun?
5. What kind of primate represents the "least among man," according to the narrator?
Short Essay Questions
1. List the allusions/references found in this section of the text.
2. What commentary does the script narrator offer about joy (as described in a poem by Shelley) and the possibility of joy in the ape-mind?
3. Describe what occurs immediately preceding Dr. Poole's faint at the Purification Ceremonies.
4. Describe the Chief's conception of "Democracy."
5. How is Loola finally swayed to run away with Dr. Poole?
6. What is Dr. Poole's reasoning for why Belial can never win in his battle against mankind?
7. Describe the scene, including the chanting, taking place in the Los Angeles Coliseum at the height of the Purification Ceremonies.
8. Why does Loola feel that Dr. Poole is different from other men she has known?
9. Why does the Chief order his gravediggers to bury Dr. Poole?
10. What is the Arch Vicar's stance on the reality of demonic possession?
Essay Topic 1
The poetry of Percy Shelley is a crucial element in the novel. Examine the passages of Shelley's poetry engraved on William Tallis' gravestone. What does this poetry mean? Why was it chosen for the tombstone? What overall message should the reader take away from this poetry?
Essay Topic 2
Explain some of the Arch Vicar's views? These would include:
a) theory of world history
b) theory of divinity and Belial
c) theory of demon possession
d) why his church is a positive influence
Essay Topic 3
Many of the philosophical passages in Ape and Essence are devoted to the nature of evil. According to Dr. Poole, what is the nature of evil? What is the nature of evil to the Arch Vicar? In each man's view, what is man's relationship to Belial/evil? Can man improve his station or somehow overcome evil eventually?
This section contains 1,605 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)